If you ever love to sing, as I do, I think you’ll find this amazing. Composer and conductor Eric Whitacre had a crazy idea: He’d post a video of himself conducting one of his vocal pieces, but without a choir. The virtual choir would be provided by individuals replying with their own videos of themselves singing.
How had I not heard about this? I happened to stumble across a TED talk where Whitacre explains his first such project, uploaded to YouTube on in May 2010:
A virtual choir doesn’t reflect the communal nature of a face-to-face choir. But there’s something magical about this that’s hard to explain. People from various nations and across a span of time, each a unique individual but knit together by one person with a vision. The result: beauty beyond the music.
Here, in its entirety, is Virtual Choir 2.0:
Beauty beyond the music. The kingdom of God is like a virtual choir…
Do you agree? What are your thoughts/feelings upon watching this?